Two years ago Zach was too busy scheming about how he was going to propose to eat his fill of turkey and stuffing. Last year I packed myself full of Thanksgiving fare and then jetted off to Zürich just as the pie was being served. This year we are gathering with new friends and sharing new traditions. We are thankful.
I am also thankful for technology. I've been stirring stuffing and videoing with my mom and grandmother for the last three hours. My mom has stuffed a Turkey - full of oranges, lemon and thyme - and now she is prepping her stuffing and searching her cupboards for marshmallows to top of her famous sweet potatoes. I'm not there, and I wish I was, but at least we can celebrate this day together - thank you google video.
Thank you also to Coop (local grocery store) for playing this song (Little Lovin' - Lissie) while I was shopping for my ingredients...it made me smile..."I gotta lotta lovin..."
And for this Ted talk today on nature, beauty and gratitude. It's only 10 minutes. Take a moment. Today is not just another day, it is a gift. I am grateful.
Enjoy this day, your family and the tremendous feast you are about to enjoy.